Thursday, March 12, 2009

Knit One, Purl Two

This is the knitting project I mentioned in an earlier post. I am knitting a little baby blanket for Chickpea.

Last month, Miss A, Miss B and I took a knitting class for Festivus. What you ask? Yes, Festivus, the holiday for the rest of us. Miss A and I have been celebrating Festivus for years now. It's a low stress holiday because there is no exact date, you can fit it into your schedule when you want to, and you can do anything you want. Basically we use it as an excuse to try, do, or see something new. When I mentioned a knitting class, Miss A was very excited because like me, she is a perpetual student. Miss B is a crochet master so she was excited to join us as well. So off we went to knit. Miss A had asked me in passing if I had knit before, and I said yes, but it had been at least 15 years since I had. After picking out our yarn and needles, the teacher set about showing us the knit stitch. As it turns out, I did remember. I guess it's a muscle memory, like riding a bike. In my mind, I could have never done it, but once the teacher jogged my hands memory, I was knitting away. I also learned the purl stitch, and how to cast on. Later Youtube showed me how to cast off, and I was set.

I'm halfway through the blanket pattern, and it has been very meditative. It's definitely not perfect. I dropped a stitch, and picked up an extra one, but I was not about to let perfect be the enemy of good. Chickpea will like it because it's warm and soft, and one day know that there was a lot of love stitched into every row.

1 comment:

Aimee Sicuro said...

Is there anything you don't do V :) I'm impressed over here!